Fifth Day within the Octave of Christmas

Almighty God, as we rejoice in celebrating your Only Begotten Son’s presence among us, we thank you for giving us the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Blessed Mother has been and will always be a great example for all of us, as she was faithful to Your promises, even though she knew that her heart would be pierced by a sword. Through her intercession, may we also be faithful and recognize your presence even if it’s inconvenient for us. May her motherly prayer encourage us to believe in you even if we don’t see the sign. We ask you this, through Christ, our Lord.


Fr. Leo Hambur, OSM
Garden Hours: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Upper Gardens admission is sold until 2:30 p.m.

Christmas Festival of Lights Hours: 4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Daily Mass: 12 noon in the Chapel of Mary

Recitation of the Rosary: 11:30 a.m.

Priest's Office Hours: 10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

The Servite Friars gladly await your request for confession, spiritual guidance and blessing of articles. You may also set up an appointment for a blessing with the relic of St. Peregrine. The office is located at the Visitor Center.
Festival's Final Week
Festival Hours of Operation

4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (grounds close at 10 p.m.)


Purchase tickets online in advance to ensure admission. Nightly capacity restrictions are in place.

Covid Protocol

Proof of vaccination or negative Covid Test (taken within 72 hours) required for those 12 and over. Masks required in all indoor spaces.

SnowCap Food Donations

Please bring a non-perishable food item for SnowCap, an East Portland food bank.

About the Festival

The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights features two million lights and hosts nightly indoor holiday concerts in the Chapel. Continuous entertainment for all ages is offered in The Grotto’s plaza area, including outdoor caroling, puppet shows, and an assortment of musical guests.

Coming Up Tomorrow

We are honored that Michael Allen Harrison will once again perform on our closing night at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Mary. This concert is always very special.

Entrance to the concert is included in your Festival ticket. Come early to ensure a seat.
Gift Shop Hours: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Beginning Friday, Jan. 31, The Grotto Gift Shop will close at 5 p.m.